I hope you have time to finish this: it's very creative. I was arrested by the mysteriously calm candle-flame-head and the apparent humour of the restrained toddler monster.
The impact of the first image seems to be getting a little diluted by the inclusion of the third character and all the ZBrushy wrinkle detail. I look forward to seeing how you resolve the composition in the final image.
I'm hoping I'll be able to finish this as well - so that it looks like I'm imagining it. Unfortunately, every time I think about it the intial "concept" continues to grow and evolve. All the misfit monsters in my head are vying for inclusion.
i liked how the pumpkin was being held in the hands and i really like the flame face idea. Right now I am uncertain if his head is the pumpkin or if the flame is...i suppose it could be both . The jester seemed more sinister leaning against the tree with the scissors, where in the last render he is more of a prankster hiding behind it. Just the different feels i get from the scene. So far really liking the look of it all though.
I think you can definitely push the pose of the slobbering dude a little more
like angle the chest a little more forward
or torque the body with the right arm reaching forward and the right arm back a little more to get a nice silhouette
Last edited by Charlescurley; 10-18-12 at 05:22 PM.
Couldn't figure out how to set up the candle head so that it looked like an actual light source and it really killed the scene.
Not happy with the changes I had to make to compensate, but posting my "final" render for a sense of closure it nothing else.
Thanks all for the feedback.
@paburo: it was a point light